NEW ADDINGTON could be on course to get its first mosque, with local leaders of a minority Muslim sect considering the area for a new base.
The Shirley branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is looking to open a new base and considers New Addington a good proposition thanks to a growing Ahmadi community there.
Founded in northern India in the late 19th century, the international Ahmaddiya movement has a large mosque in Morden as well as one in West Croydon.
Its Shirley branch chairman, Ahmad Sharif, said the group would be keen to get a site in New Addington, but is also looking further afield such as in Addington, Shirley and South Croydon.
He said: “We have quite a few members living in New… Read more: croydonadvertiser.co.uk